Betting on the NBA right before the playoffs can be a complicated matter. Despite the fact that the postseason picture is mostly settled, there’s so much at play that can impact a team’s odds of winning the NBA Championship. Every team from the reigning champion Spurs to the title favorite Warriors could climb the mountain, but it’s up to you to determine who will.
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The Eastern Conference has been sufficiently wild this season, resulting in an unpredictable bracket. The Atlantic Hawks are head and shoulders above their competition with a 60-21 record. Whether the underdog franchise could truly knock off an experienced team, like Cleveland or the Bulls, remains to be seen.
The majority of the excitement in the first few rounds will unfold out West. The Warriors have made believers out of us this year; they’ve led the conference all season and have a 47-33-1 record ATS. Still, it’s hard to bet on any one team with confidence knowing the sheer volume of threats that are out there.
Compelling cases could be made for both San Antonio and the Clippers; both have faced very high point spreads this season. The Rockets and Grizzlies are similarly dangerous, and they come with lower price tags in the futures market.